There is a new preview of season 6 for the Fall TV preview. It's always fun to see what will be featured on the show in the episodes. Here at Keeping Up With the Roloffs -- we always try to give fans and followers of the Roloffs a little extra, so we will add some visuals beneath the story and pass along any additional information that has been shared with us.
The conclusion of the dramatic cliff-hanger of Matt's collapse. If you're stricly a LPBW tv viewer and this is your first time on the internet wondering if Matt had a heart attack and died... -- fear not -- Matt lives! You actually saw him after his collapse for the majority of the season since the collapse was actually filmed before almost everything else you saw last season - the Europe trip, the World Dwarf games, Molly's birthday, etc. all that of that happened after the collapse was filmed... Matt has since publicly said his collapse was a dizzy spell caused by Vertigo but all is perfectly fine.
The TV show spin will apparently be that after Matt's "health scare" he has a new motivation and desire to seize the day by living big and being adventurous.
Among the "seize the day" activities Matt embarks upon -- skydiving. Matt and Jeremy went skydiving withe the US Army Golden Knights. The You Tube channel for the USAGK put up a video of it, yet it was removed a few hours after we linked it here. Matt Roloff told his facebook followers that it was his favorite video and would love to share it with his facebook fans, but it was removed for them to fix something....yet it still is not back up...the popular speculated theory is USAGK most likely accidentally jumped the gun by posting the video before the episode actually aired and removed it for contractual reasons -- just speculation though.
Bodybuilding. This (Matt and Jeremy lifting weights) was actually shown as part of the opening credits for Season 5, but was never actually featured in an episode. By the sounds of it, it will be featured in Season 6.
Beekeeping? Bees make their return to Little People, Big World! :-) No word on if they'll be accompanied by Jeremy and Mueller with glass bowls and oven mitts as seen in the famous old episode :-)
Movie making -- Visitors to Roloff Pumpkin season 2009 reported seeing Matt filming a movie.
Matt went camping with "the boys" and some of their friends for Father's day. Matt has said the original camping trip episode with the late Mike Detjen is Matt's favorite episode of LPBW.
Zach contemplates dating (no, not 7 girls at once, haha). More seriously, viewers haven't heard any talk about any of the Roloffs kids dating in a couple of years -- really since Kirsten's disappearance from the show -- she's still friends with Jeremy -- friends of Kirsten say she still considers Jeremy to be her best friend and she says she knows him better than anyone. Jeremy has several girls that he spends considerable time with although apparently not one "girl-friend" -- so we hear.
There was the Zach dating Dani stuff a while ago, which was always more of a plot line for the show, according to friends of Dani. We have heard from people around the Roloffs that suggest there is a reason for the lack of stuff like that on the show now -- there has been a change of direction in the show from the early years - moving away from the really personal stuff to the more contrived and well thought out and planned story lines. It's obviously easier on the Roloffs to do the more contrived stuff than expose their real personal relationships. Obviously they can't come out and say that since it is supposed to be a "reality show" which is why the Roloffs still insist the show is "real and raw". However, observant viewers have spotted the unsaid shift in the show.
Jeremy develops a strong interest in photography. He's often spotted with his beloved Nikon camera -- fortunately for Jer (because of the show although the Roloffs are always defensive about that point) he is able to travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world to have great scenery to photograph. Sunrises, sunsets, beaches, oceans, rivers, lakes, stars, sky, tunnels, caves, people, animals and cars -- we hear Jeremy always has his camera ready to go.
In something Matt has been talking about online for sometime, Molly is "running" the online Roloff store when people buy merchandise such as Roloff dirt, autographed pictures or the Roloff sweaters and other clothing. Molly packages it -- just that "shipping" part of it, Molly (and none of the 4 Roloff kids) have any interaction with fans online.
It will be interesting to see how that is presented on the show. On the show in the episodes, they've never (or rarely Amy briefly touched on it when she was shown doing a radio show for her charity event seen on the episode) actually acknowledged the show, that the Roloffs are celebrities who sell their dirt or autographed pictures since they've tried to keep up the image that the Roloffs are still just a normal family like yours.
The preview states Jacob wants to spend more time with Jeremy and Zach before they move out. And we do hear that Jacob in fact is spending more and more time with Zach and Jeremy -- the game "Fugitive" is one of their favorites which is a "Capture the Flag" type game where they run through town with the other half as the "cops" in vehicles trying to track them down (wikipedia Fugitive for more details if you're in the dark). Although people used to say they thought Zach and especially Jeremy should spend more time with Jacob -- now the opinions we hear are undecided whether it's really a good thing for a 13 year old to be spending so much time with his 20 year old college age brothers and their friends.
However (and as always, form your own opinion - we just pass along what we hear and are informed of) we are actually told things that dispute this storyline. A friend who has been spending time with all the Roloffs kids have told us that actually, Jacob wants Jeremy and Zach to move out
An old picture, Matt with Zach recovering from his leg surgery a few years ago. Matt tries to improve his relationship with both Amy and Zach. In June, Matt and Zach went on a road trip together to Idaho and other places, mainly to benefit the Salman family.
One of the biggest "news" part of the preview -- that we must dispute, states that Jeremy and Zach finally realize it's time to grow up, get jobs and move off the farm.
We are told that has indeed NOT happened with a few caveats. Zach does have his job coaching soccer at the Indoor arena -- however it's fair to say that is not the equivalent of what the preview suggests. Zach and Jeremy's real "job" is still the show and that's what their lives center around -- being television celebrities and goofing for the television cameras. Only in filming though, as neither Jeremy and Zach have any additional responsibilities as public figures or in promotion - Zach and Jeremy (2o) still do not do interviews and do not speak or interact with fans.
You might start to hear something about Jeremy getting "garage space" on the farm, but he is still very much at home, so not much has really changed.
As evidence, a friend of Jeremy's recently described Jer's (and for the most part - Zach was in on most of these too) summer for us. Jeremy's summer as described by a friend:
*Several hikes across Oregon and Washington.
*Exploring caves and tunnels across Oregon
*Fugitive games -- for the record, the friend says Jeremy is a "legendary" fugitive player with "mad skillz"
*Camping for the show for Father's day with Matt, brothers, and buds
*More tunnel exploring at 2am
*Seaside Beach trip
*Early mornings to watch the World Cup at Mad Greek Deli and then at the owners home for the big final games.
*Fly to Florida for Oasis of the Seas cruise -- biggest ship in the world.
*To Nashville for most of the week to party at the LPA con.
*To Pendleton to visit Mueller for a couple of days.
*Wake boarding and surfing.
*Visited Mueller again this time with Zach, Molly and a few friends.
*Sleeping on top of the Tower of Terror with friends
*Day trip to take pictures of sunrise
That's basically Jeremy's summer thus far.
You can decide for yourself if Jeremy has "finally realized it's time grow up, get jobs and move off the farm"...
There you have it, that covers most of the items mentioned in the preview for Season 6 of Little People, Big World, September 6th at 8pm on TLC
Channelguidemag.com has the full preview information on their site:
Premieres: September 6
Airs: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT
Who Is In It? Matt Roloff, Zach Roloff, Amy Roloff, Molly Roloff, Jeremy Roloff
Where We Left Off: Season 6 returns to find Matt Roloff recovering from a serious health scare, and on a new mission to seize the day and live life in a big way. Skydiving, bodybuilding, beekeeping, monster trucking, movie making and camping are just some of the items on the Roloffs’ long list of undertakings. Zach flirts with the notion of dating; Amy attempts to rescue her own health; Jeremy tries his hand at photography; Molly takes over the family store; and Jacob hopes to bond with his brothers before they leave the nest. A gigantic garage sale brings the whole family together, but an attempt to install a life-size Noah’s Ark on the farm divides them. Matt tries to improve his relationship with both Amy and Zach, and the twins finally realize that it’s time to grow up, get jobs and move off the farm.